Uttar Pradesh: People Coming From Maharashtra To be Screened For Covid-19

People coming from Maharashtra will have to inform the health department about their medical status and they will be screened

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An alert has been issued by the state health department following an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra and other states.

People coming from Maharashtra will have to inform the health department about their medical status and they will be screened. The samples with suspicious cases will be sent for lab testing.

On Sunday, the health department restarted targeting the samples and started the collecting the samples of vegetable and fruit vendors from different parts of the district.

“The number of Covid-19 cases is rapidly rising in Maharasthra and southern states. People from these areas travelling to districts of UP may become the cause of spreading the infection. We are going to screen all the people coming from Maharasthra. Special teams have been constituted. Samples of anyone found to have Covid-like symptoms will be sent for lab testing. It will be mandatory for those coming from Maharasthra to report to the health department. Anyone who recently travelled to any other state and has an health issue should a doctor,” said Agra district chief medical officer RC Pandey.

However, three covid19 positive cases were reported in the district on Sunday. Of the 10,558 cases reported in the district so far, 98.17% (10,365) have been declared cured of the infection. The current sample positivity rate is 1.79%.

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